Hyderabad is among the six major cities of India; Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore are being the other big cities. Capital of Indian state Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is an important city of India. This most populated city of India has a large number of tourist attractions that draw thousands of tourists every year. The city is known for its rich history, architecture, culture and traditions. Culture of Hyderabad is regarded as the blend of South Indian and North Indian Cultures. Hyderabad is referred with many sobriquets such as the City of Nizams and The City of Pearls. This city is also a hub of Information technology and ITES.
The climate of Hyderabad is wet and dry. Weather in the evenings and mornings is cool as the city has good elevation, though during daytime, it is hot. Winters are the best season to visit Hyderabad as the weather is relatively pleasant here during this season.
Hyderabad, being an old and important city, has a huge treasure of architectural wonders. There are several great buildings from the history, modern architecture, parks, museums, palaces, forts and others. Some of the popular attractions in Hyderabad include Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Husain Sagar Lake, Faluknama Palace, Golconda Fort, Chowmallah Palace and Salar Jung Museum, Ramoji Film City, The HITECH City (Cyberabad) to see the latest technology and many others. Many of its historic sites are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Modern metropolis of Hyderabad is no less charming with hi-tech structures having glass facades, sprawling malls, flyovers, highways and heavy traffic. The city is also known for its traffic snarls.
Charminar is the most famous monument of Hyderabad and often regarded is the most important landmark of this historic city. Charminar is a square tower, standing in the middle of the most crowded area of the city, the old city. This is named so because it has four minarets (Char Minar) on each corner. It rises up to 56meters. Golconda Fort is another important monument here. These are the ruins of majestic fort which stand as the backdrop of the city. Built in 1525, this fort is the testimony to the rich culture and architecture prevailing those times. Salarjung Museum is among the finest museums in India. It has a huge collection of artifacts, art objects and books, in 38 rooms. Shopping in Hyderabad is an important tourist activity. Hyderabad is known for its pearls and pearl jewelry. Your visit to Hyderabad is incomplete without buying pearl jewelry.
How to Get There
Hyderabad is an important city so it is well connected to other Indian cities by rail, road and air. You can reach by air from many Indian cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Nagpur, Bangalore and Vishakhapatnam. The city has a newly constructed international airport also.
You can comfortably reach Hyderabad from Delhi through train such as Rajdhani Express. Several other cities are also connected to Hyderabad. If you want to travel by road, which is recommended if you are coming from an area nearby, then too there many options such as private buses, state run buses and taxis.